Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Consciousness and Happiness

Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash I often glance back at my Facebook Memories feed to reflect on what was happening on this day in previous years, along with posts I’ve shared from this blog. Most of the time, I still agree with what I wrote then, and sometimes I totally disagree with my Self… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Consciousness and Happiness

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MoonDay Musings: Illumination, The Medicine of Solstice

Winter Solstice arrived on December 21st, and I always celebrate that as the first day of the #12DaysOfSolstice and the beginning of Winter Solstice season. (A quick search of this site for "12 Days of Solstice" will reveal many posts over the years.) Newgrange (Sí an Bhrú, in Irish) pictured above is located in Brú na… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Illumination, The Medicine of Solstice

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MoonDay Musings: A Solstice Reflection

At Solstice, I am drawn to stillness... to the pause... to connecting deep within to my inner garden. There is something about winter gardens that inspire my soul-stice reflections ... something in their post-harvest resting state that draws me in ... those deep dark purples and browns of seed pods and leaves amongst the fading… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: A Solstice Reflection

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MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain has just passed, marking the end of one journey and the beginning of a new spiral journey in the Wheel of the Year. For many of us, this is a time to look back at where we have been in the last year — what we… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Begin anywhere

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MoonDay Musings: the magic of storytelling

Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash We learn history in many ways — from school textbooks, non-fiction scholarly works, novels, television, documentaries and films, the nightly news and more — and some of those sources may even be accurate.  But what of cultural lore and traditions, and family history? In the past, these stories were shared at family… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: the magic of storytelling

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MoonDay Musings: Embracing liminal times

Today I share these beautiful words from poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), which reflect my feelings and experiences at this time of year. I too embrace the liminal times, and this liminal time — the transition from Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice that we call Samhain. It is the sunset of the year,… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Embracing liminal times

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MoonDay Musings: Be like the acorn

When Nature plants an acorn, it yields its potential — its destiny — as a magnificent oak, its growth tempered only by the amount of sun, rain, and nutrients. But what of we humans? What other factors may be in play? Our beliefs — and that of others — can shape who we are, and… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Be like the acorn

Moonday Musings, Spirituality

MoonDay Musings: Meditation as healing

Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash My meditation practice has evolved over time as I learned (and continue to learn!) what works for me — the when, where, how such as the time of day and amount of time, sitting vs laying down, and my mindset as I begin. For me, one of the challenges was the tendency… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Meditation as healing

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MoonDay Musings: Equinox Balance

We are approaching an Equinox on September 22nd,  a time when there is a momentary balance of Light and Dark around the world. At this Equinox, the Light Half of the Year tips toward the Dark Half (north of the Tropic of Cancer, the Autumn Equinox) and from the Dark Half to the Light Half (south… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Equinox Balance

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MoonDay Musings: Dare to think for yourself

Is there anything more precious than freedom of thought? Or the ability to think, evaluate, analyze, question, probe...? As Voltaire said, “Dare to think for yourself.” The work that we do and the beliefs that we hold — especially those of us who follow earth-based spirituality or work in alternative health or other "woo woo"… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Dare to think for yourself